Spalding University Founds ‘Center for Human Dignity, Ethics and Caring in Nursing’ To Aid Community

Spalding University Founds ‘Center for Human Dignity, Ethics and Caring in Nursing’ To Aid Community

Spalding University, located in Louisville, Kentucky, has established the Center for the Study of Human Dignity, Ethics and Caring in Nursing. Unique among schools of nursing in the United States, the Center offers a paradigm of learning opportunities and services in partnership with health care facilities, educational institutions, professional organizations and community groups. The Center sets the School of Nursing and its educational endeavors on a distinctive trajectory to respond to current and emerging clinical ethical issues among patients, families, nurses and other health care professionals, communities, societies and how we ought to care for our most vulnerable citizens.

The mission of the Center is to affirm, protect and defend the dignity of the human person through education, consultation, research, service and dissemination of findings. The mission of the Center is urgently needed today as the dignity of the human person continues to be violated in our health centers, other institutions, our neighborhoods, schools and communities, and in our society and world. “The activities of the Center are consistent with the mission of Spalding University. We want to help all persons (nurses, physicians, health administrators, patients and the community) come to a better understanding and respect for the inherent dignity of every person, but especially for the sick and those who care for them,” said Dominican Brother Ignatius Perkins, Chair and Professor of Spalding’s School of Nursing.

For more information on the Center, please call 502-585-7125.

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